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Megalithic Culture of South India

by: K N Dikshit , Ajit Kumar

This volume focuses on the new studies, researches and revelations about the Megalithic culture. The old focus on structural forms has given way to the study of their alignment with solstice and constellation. The book also talks about the
ethno-archaeological approaches in understanding the socio-religious paradigm behind erecting such structural forms along with the study of megalithic art.

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ISBN: 9788191063523
Year Of Publication: 2014
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages : xi, 518p.
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: Indian Archaeological Society
Size: 23
Weight: 1200

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This volume focuses on the new studies, researches and revelations about the Megalithic culture. The old focus on structural forms has given way to the study of their alignment with solstice and constellation. The book also talks about the
ethno-archaeological approaches in understanding the socio-religious paradigm behind erecting such structural forms along with the study of megalithic art.

Contents

Editorial
Articles
Recent investigations on south Indian Megaliths with reference to Karnataka: Emerging trends
A. Sundara
The astronomical significance of the Megalithic sites at Nilaskal and Byse
Srikumar M. Menon, Mayank N. Vahia and Kailash Rao M.
Excavation at Kurugodu, in Karnataka
M. Mahadevaiah, N. Veeraraghavan
The Megalithic burials of Tamil Nadu: An analysis
S.B. Darsana
Immaiyum Marumaiyum: An exploration into the Cognitive Universe of the early historic Tamil Country
V. Selvakumar
The Porunthal excavation and its Megalithic monuments
K. Rajan
Archaeology of Bhavani River Valley, Tamil Nadu
V.P. Yathees Kumar
Excavations of the urn burial site at Adichanallur, Tamil Nadu 2003-04
M. Nambirajan, Arun Malik and C.R. Gayathri
Archaeology of Namakkal region, Tamil Nadu
S. Selvakumar, M. Rajesh
Recent discoveries of archaeological sites in the Kalvarayan hills, Tamil Nadu
R. Ramesh
Archaeology of lower Vaigai river valley, Tamil Nadu
P. Balamurugan
New interpretations on the typology of the Megalithic monuments and recent finds in Kerala
Jenee Peter
Megalithic remains excavated from a Cist burial at Niramakulam, district Pathanamthitta, Kerala
Ajit Kumar and Ambily C.S
Significant characteristics of Megalithic culture in Andhra Pradesh
K.P. Rao
Megalithic culture of Andhra Pradesh: A review
P.C. Venkatasubbaiah
Megalithic half-Anthropomorphic statue sites in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh
K. Raghu Babu
Megalithic Art of Andhra Pradesh
N. Chandramouli
Megalithic Rock Art in Rayalaseema – Andhra Pradesh: Recent discoveries
V. Ramabrahmam
Excavation of non-Sepulchral Megalithic burials at Hirapur, Maharashtra
Kantikumar A. Pawar & Kim Yongjun
Survey of Stone Circles at Junapani
Riza Abbas, Mayank N. Vahia and Aniket Sule
Transforming the Dead: Social implications of Horse remains in Megalithic burials of Vidarbha Region
Shantanu Vaidya and Pankaj Goyal
Architecture of Megalithic burials, district Nagpur
Akash D. Gedam
Excavation at Malli, district Gondia, Maharashtra 2010-11
Virag G. Sontakke and Anand V. Bhoyar
Meadows Taylor and south Indian Megaliths
C.B. Patil
Megalithic culture: A prelude to the subsequent economic growth in Peninsular India and the Deccan
G.K. Lama
Origin and authorship of Indian Megaliths
Vinay Kumar
The Megalithic culture of Adwa Valley in north-central Vindhyas
V.D. Misra, B.B. Misra, J.N. Pal, M.C. Gupta and Ajai Kumar Misra
Legacy of Megalithic practices in Bihar: An ethno-archaeological study
Sachin Kumar Tiwary
Burial traditions in Uttarakhand and trans-Himalayas including Tibet
R.C. Bhatt, Vinod Nautiyal, P.M. Saklani, Sudhir Nautiyal, Sanjiv Juyal and Hari Chauhan
The Megalithic tradition of the Chekhesangs of Manipur
P. Binodini Devi
Dolmen and its associated culture in Korean Peninsula
Lee Youngmoon and Kim Yongjun
Indian Megaliths in wider context
K.N. Dikshit
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